Hard Paint
aka Tinta Bruta
First screened in October 2018
Directors: Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon. Cast: Shico Menegat, Bruno Fernandes, Guego Peixoto, Camila Falcão, Frederico Vasques, Zé Adão Barbosa, Denis Gosh, Larissa Sanguiné, Sandra Dani, Áurea Baptista. Screenplay: Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon.

Twitter Capsule: Study of depression, personal or urban, and a web-era allegory where desires and personal brands are sources of anxiety.

VOR:   Always difficult to film a character stuck in a rut without the film getting similarly rutted. There's enough here to clarify the distinction.

Photo © 2018 Avante Filmes/Besouro Filmes/Wolfe Releasing

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Berlin Film Festival: Teddy Award (Best LGBTQ Feature)
Chicago International Film Festival: Q-Hugo Special Citation

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